Race, Science and Society in the 21st Century

Filed under Academic, Events on September 26, 2016.

Ageliki Lefkaditou, a historian of science focusing on physical anthropology and human genetic variation, will discuss the emergence of biological racism on Monday, Oct. 3 in the Pugh Hall Ocora at 6 p.m. The lecture will explore how the technological advances in DNA research have reinvigorated scientific interest in human differences. The lecture will reflect on the preconceptions of race in historical and contemporary societies and how this influences racial discourse. The event is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Bob Graham Center website at www.bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu.
The program is sponsored by: Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, Center for Greek Studies, Florida Museum of Natural History, Genetics Institute, UF Departments of Anthropology, Biology, Classics and History and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.